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Chemical Senses: From Genes to Perception (A7)

Organizer(s) Peter Mombaerts and Leslie B. Vosshall
January 21—25, 2007
Snowbird Resort • Snowbird, Utah USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 21, 2006
Late Abstract Deadline: Oct 24, 2006
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 21, 2006
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 21, 2006

Supported by the Director's Fund

Summary of Meeting:
The chemical senses - taste and smell - have been revolutionized by molecular biology since Buck and Axel's discovery of odorant receptors in 1991. We have now a nearly complete description of the repertoires of chemosensory receptor genes in several vertebrate and invertebrate species. The enormous and exciting task faced by the field is how chemosensory circuits develop and how the mature brain perceives tastes and smells. A solution of these problems will require integrative and comparative approaches. Receptor-driven perspectives are rapidly taking over from more traditional analyses. We propose an integrative meeting about research on taste, smell and pheromones, in vertebrate and invertebrate systems, using imaging, modeling, molecular biology, genomics, physiology, and developmental studies.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: September 21, 2006 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
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